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Africa Month

Africa Month

 

The Month of May has been declared Africa Month, to celebrate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963, it was on this date that the 25 May was declared as Africa Day as a symbol of unity amongst all Africans. The theme for 2016 Africa Month is: “Building a Better Africa and a Better World".

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National registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

National registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs, working together with the provincial nature conservation authorities has begun a process of registering all breeders who breed Appendix I species for international trade purposes.

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South African Carbon Sink Atlas

South African Carbon Sink Atlas


South Africa’s National Climate Change Response Policy (NCCRP) highlighted the need to assess the national carbon sinks related to forest restoration, wetlands, agricultural practice, all significant changes in land use and to quantify the potential future carbon stocks. The National Terrestrial Carbon Sinks Assessment (NTCSA) was commissioned by the DEA to understand the distribution of the carbon stocks and fluxes across South Africa.

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Re-advertisement: Implementation of the DEA Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2

Re-advertisement: Implementation of the DEA Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2

 


KfW Development Bank, on behalf of the DEA, invites qualified independent consultant firms to submit pre-qualification document for consulting services. The proposed programme aims at developing bicycle routes and associated services to promote non-motorized transport (NMT).

 

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The 2nd South Africa Environment Outlook (SAEO) report

The 2nd South Africa Environment Outlook (SAEO) report

 

The 2nd South Africa Environment Outlook (SAEO) report provides a national ‘big picture’ snapshot of how South Africa is performing in terms of short- and long-term responses to changing conditions and to assess the effects of human interventions and management actions.

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 CITES CoP17 website

CITES CoP17 website

 

South Africa is a highly appropriate location for the CITES CoP17 given the frontline wildlife challenges and opportunities being tackled on the continent. From 24 September - 5 October 2016, Johannesburg will host the seventeenth conference of the parties to CITES. Follow the link to visit the new CITES CoP17 website: www.citescop17jhb.co.za.

June is Environment Month

June is Environment Month

 

The celebration of the Environment Month is an annual event on the calendar of South Africa’s environment sector. World Environment Day (WED), celebrated on 05 June is convened by the United Nations Environment Programme. This year’s theme is: Go wild for Wildlife: Zero Tolerance for Illegal Wildlife Trade.
 

The 5th Waste Management Khoro

The 5th Waste Management Khoro

 

The 5th Waste Management Officers (WMO) Khoro will be held at Coastlands Hotel and Convention Centre, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban, on the 31st May to 1st June 2016 and Excursions on the 2nd June 2016. The theme for this year’s Waste Khoro is “Promoting Innovation and Upscaling Enterprise Development: Exploring the Tools of the Trade”.

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31 May 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa and Mr Andries Gamede, MEC for Agriculture, Rural Development, Land and Environmental Affairs in Mpumalanga will lead the combined World Environment Day (WED) and World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) celebration at the Bushbuckridge Local Municipality in Mpumalanga on Friday 03 June 2016.


31 May 2016 - It is a great privilege and honour for me to convene this 5th Annual Waste Management Khoro at a time when countries around the globe grapple with ways in which they can balance meeting the demands of an increasing population, with environmental and natural resource protection.


30 May 2016 -  Local members of the South African Stranding Network (SASN) attended a three hour training session that was jointly presented by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) Branch Oceans and Coasts and the City of Cape Town (COCT) at the NSRI Strandfontein beach rescue centre. 


26 May 2016 - It is a privilege to address you on this important occasion. Discussions and decisions made at UNEA will guide the global environmental agenda going forward. South Africa fully aligns itself with the Statements made by the Egypt on behalf of the Africa Group and by Argentina on behalf of G77 and China.


26 May 2016 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Edna Molewa has congratulated SANParks and law-enforcement authorities for their sterling work in averting a catastrophe, after suspected poachers fired on a SANParks helicopter in the Kruger National Park (KNP). The incident represents a dramatic escalation in our fight against rhino poaching.